US to Leave ‘Foolish, Unworthy’ UN Human Rights Council Over Anti-Israel Bias
Another US official in Geneva, where the UNHRC will meet June 18, said, "we are still moving ahead with our engagement for the coming session."
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has cast shade on the council since taking the job, while both the US State Department and US President Donald Trump himself found issue with it in 2017.
She also called on the body to do two things: "Act to keep the worst human rights abusers from obtaining seats on the council," and remove permanent Agenda Item 7, which requires that the council address the "human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories," regularly when it meets.
Amb. Haley: When the Human Rights Council treats Israel worse than North Korea, Iran, & Syria, it is the Council itself that is foolish and unworthy of its name...Today’s actions make clear that the organization lacks the credibility needed to be a true advocate for human rights. pic.twitter.com/AvjAMFrmsu— US Mission to the UN (@USUN) 23. mars 2018
Haley called the council "foolish and unworthy of its name" for treating Israel "worse than North Korea, Iran and Syria."
A Historical failure for U.S at the UN.— Right word (@abcdaee198) 7. juni 2018
Nikki Haley threatened—then begged—yet, STILL was the ONLY vote cast in favor of her own (US) resolution at the Security Council.
As predicted, America First is America Alone....Total isolation & humiliation. #GazaMassacre #Gaza 👇😉 pic.twitter.com/qkIVLpj9U9